its value and naively tries to purchase the box, which the owner says is not for the evening she meets him. " April ", " May ", " June ",
and no one could call that crazy") and of Marin ("waiting for a car to stop, a star to fall, someone to change her life"), for example, show her innate ability not only to recognize another person's motives but also to empathize with others, both signs of mental and emotional maturity. in-depth analysis of Nenny. Esperanza, humiliated and angry, accuses Sally of lying--about coming back, and
Part of Esperanza's self-image is one of stoicism; she keeps her feelings to herself and actually — for the narrator of a book — says relatively little, leaving the reader to infer a great deal.
differences in age and sociability mask their fundamental similarities. only Esperanza, and maintaining in public that she is just very clumsy. Esperanza’s At the end of the year, her cousins Mysterious, almost ghostly women, they call
don’t understand are funny. as other women.
At a family party, she wears a nice dress
Esperanza’s best friends. Nenny Cordero Nenny is Esperanza's kid sister.
Mama operates as a caretaker and has authority over her household, and she is portrayed as a martyr, sacrificing her own needs for those of her family. distinction between herself and her younger sister as the book progresses, which
— a very childish locution, for we know that Esperanza's feelings of liking and admiration for Alicia are not at all that simple. for Esperanza when the two of them play with Rachel and Lucy. She says she is
forbidden to leave the house, and like Sallys father, her husband is violent. They are also signs of an imaginative intelligence that marks Esperanza as something more than average.
She admits, however, that the
Cathy, “Queen of Cats,” as Esperanza calls her because of her motley collection of felines, is one of Esperanza’s neighborhood playmates. Her husband brought her and their child from Mexico, and now she is miserable,
Visit BN.com to buy new and used textbooks, and check out our award-winning NOOK tablets and eReaders. she wants to be "beautiful and cruel," much like her new friend, or
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You don’t pick your sisters, you just get them and sometimes they come like Nenny.” However, because the two girls have brothers, Esperanza understands that Nenny is her own responsibility to guide and protect. Other minor characters (including some, like Lucy and Rachel, Nenny, even Esperanza's mother, who appear in more than one chapter) can be "analyzed" as well; the trick is to examine the character through Esperanza's eyes and at the same time to recognize — given our knowledge of who Esperanza is — the hints she gives us, almost unconsciously, of the character she does not yet see. CliffsNotes study guides are written by real teachers and professors, so no matter what you're studying, CliffsNotes can ease your homework headaches and help you score high on exams. Are you sure you want to remove #bookConfirmation#
She herself does not realize this yet, and is still
learned earlier in the book, was forced into marriage and stared out the window
Nenny and any corresponding bookmarks?
But she also feels vaguely
(including. Though Esperanza appreciates this, she and her friends one
Through Esperanza’s eyes, the reader catches short yet vivid glimpses of the other characters, particularly the females in Esperanza’s neighborhood. A neighborhood Esperanza’s younger sister Nenny (Magdalena) when they are outside, but are friendly when